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How Chinese politics are returning to the Middle East

In 2008, the American academic Robert Keohane said, “Multilateral institutions do not overrule powerful states – and rarely if ever try to do so. But they can change how states act.” China is generally seen as exerting little political influence in the Middle East. While China’s diplomats pursue economic resources like petrochemicals, consumer markets and advanced technology, […]